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Posted on: January 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Offered Through Parks & Recreation

City of South Lake Tahoe lifeguard instructors Larry Phippen and Liz Terzian will be hosting two sessions of certified American Red Cross Lifeguard instruction in February and May. The purpose of this class is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies.

Participants will be trained and certified to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS (emergency services) take over. Participants must be at least 15 years of age, be able to swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating breathing control and rhythmic breathing, tread water for two minutes using the legs only, and complete a timed event.

The class includes 7 hours and 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of hands-on instruction. Upon successful completion, participants will receive the American Red Cross Certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for two years.

Attendance at all facility sessions and completion of all online lessons are two of a number of requirements necessary to successfully pass for certification.

Facilitators: Liz Terzian and Larry Phippen, American Red Cross Certified Instructors

Pre-course and swim test: By appointment (Please call 530.542.6056)

Sessions: Session 1, February 16th—20th, 4pm—8pm (must register by February 9th)
Session 2, April 6th—10th, 4pm—8pm (must register by March 30th)
Location: South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Pool Complex
Fee: $225

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